August 3, 2020  
 
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Start a Business in Minneota, Minnesota

Are you starting a business in Minneota, Minnesota? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Minneota.

Minneota, Minnesota Demographic Information

Minneota has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.

To give you a better feel for Minneota demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Minneota.

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 122
5-9 Employees 33
10-19 Employees 6
20-49 Employees 0
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Minneota Businesses 167

As a new Minneota entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Minneota for each business category. By looking at this chart, you can get a general sense for how much competition there is in the business niche that you are pursuing.

Business Type # of
Businesses
Ambulance Services 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Convenience Stores 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 3
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Sawmills 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 1

Should You Buy an Existing Minneota Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Minnesota. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Minneota.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Naming the Business

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are starting a business in Minneota, it's critical that you ensure that no other Minnesota company is using the business name you want to use.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Minnesota.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Minneota business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Minneota entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Minnesota Angel Investors and our List of Minnesota Venture Capital Firms.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Good business owners recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Minneota, Minnesota, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Minnesota universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Minneota entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Next Steps

As an entrepreneur in Minneota, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Minneota and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Minneota, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Minneota, Minnesota

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Minneota.

 

 

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